The current agricultural crisis is different from the one India faced the 1960s  or the ones after that. In the last 20 years, there has been a remarkable emergence of innovations and technological advancements that are generating promising changes and opportunities for sustainable agriculture, but at the same time, the agricultural sector worldwide faces numerous daunting challenges.

Climate change, GM crops, corporate farming, poverty, debt, productivity etc are some of the hurdles which Indian farmers are facing today and the solution to most of the issues is to take a step towards more sustainable and conducive farming methods. The theme for the symposium discusses an array of topics under the belt of “Towards a Sustainable Agriculture in India.”

Call for Papers:

Some of the potential sub-topics related to the main theme are as follows:

  1. Corporate Farming
  2. Organic Farming
  3. Innovative practices in agriculture
  4. WTO and its implications on Agriculture
  5. Water Crisis Management & Agriculture
  6. Impact of GM crops on Agricultural sector
  7. Fragmentation of land holdings and Agricultural productivity.
  8. Minimum Support Price and Agricultural subsidies.
  9. Rural poverty & Agriculture.
  10. Co-operative farming.
  11. Agricultural credit problems.
  12. Impact of GST on Agriculture.
  13. Agricultural Marketing practices.
  14. Agro-based and allied industries.

Authors are free to build the paper around the broad contours of the topic chosen in the way they find appropriate. However, the abstracts/papers submitted beyond the purview of the topics mentioned above will not be considered for selection.

Abstract paper should be mailed to [email protected]


Faculty: INR 1500
Students: INR 1000

*Registration Fee payable in cash on the day of LEAD National Symposium.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission: Dec 10, 2017
Notification of Submission: Dec 15, 2017
Full Paper Submission(including ppt): Jan 10, 2018
Date of the event: Feb 14, 2018


Vaisakh Petchinath.M, +917907779484
Sruthi Kesh, +919962237278

Click here to visit the official website of the event for any further details.


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